1. M

    Lift kit options 2018 hilux

    Hey guys, I’m new to this whole 4wd modifications, I want some advice on a 2” lift kit. I have a 2018 rugged x (rear leaf). I’ve had mixed opinions on tough dog and old man emu but want to hear people’s opinion. I don’t carry any rear load as of yet, front set up is the stock bull bar that comes...
  2. Lauchie

    1995 LN106 Turbo Advice

    G'day Fellas, I currently own a 95 ln106. 3L 2.8d engine in it. I'm looking at putting a turbo in. My mate has a HT18 turbo that he no longer needs due to upgrading to a cruiser. I am just wondering whether this will suit my lux rather than buying a brand new one. In the case it does not suit, I...
  3. R

    Triton Ml 4M41Turbo Upgrade

    hey guys so recently bought a triton ml and wondering has anyone put a direct bolt on turbo replacment as i want more power.. Also after something that would make it sound like a vl... cheers
  4. D

    Which ute

    Hello everyone, Im really looking at getting a 4x4 for work and play and I really want a td42 ute but my friend has told me to steer clear of them because if something goes wrong it's tends to be expensive and had suggest to look at 1kd hilux's because they are cheap to repair. Should I listen...
  5. Jommy

    1989 Toyota Hilux SR5 Restoration build (first 4wd)

    Hey everyone, Thought id do a post on my first 4x4. Just bought this 2 months ago. I knew it had a lot of hidden rust, ended up being way more then originally thought. The engine has been looked after and it seemed like bit of a rare find. Thats what made me pull the trigger. Auto locking hubs...
  6. J

    2010 ls conversion to Hilux help!

    Hey I’m looking into converting my 2010 sr5 v6 Hilux to a ls2 or ls3. Just wanting to know if my running gear can handle that sort of power and is there anything major that should be upgraded. Cheers
  7. Jommy

    1989 Hilux sr5 with 265/75R16?

    Gday everyone, Currently doing a restoration on an old 1989 lux. Almost done and am sussing out tyres for her now. Just wanted to know how 265/75R16's would fit on her if anyone has experience or knows? Same as a LN106. Cheers
  8. Rackers03

    What would be a good first 4WD for less than $6k?

    Hi all, Since I get my P's later on this year, it's coming up to buying my own set of wheels. I've got roughly $6k all up and was wondering what everyones thoughts were. I probably can't have something little. (Sierra or Jimny) considering I'm only 16 and stand at 185cm and weigh in at 113kg...
  9. Bran602

    Hilux vs Navara vs Ranger

    Hi all, I'm looking at getting my first 4x4 and I think a dual cab ute will work for what I'm looking to do and now I'm trying to figure out which specific ute to go for. I have a budget of $15k and I've been looking at a Hilux SR/SR5, Ranger XL/XLT or Navara ST/ST-R so far. Any tips/advice...
  10. J

    My new 2004 hilux

    G'day everyone just wanted to make a little first post about the new Hilux I got and was wondering if I could get a little inspiration from you guys on what I can do next So just brought this Hilux it's the 3l factory turbo it's my new baby it's the second Hilux I've had after my last one got...
  11. P

    ARB Sprint Canopy Install

    Howdy, I've gotten my hands on a 2nd hand ARB Sprint Canopy for my N70 Hilux (I know: personal taste, etc, etc, etc). ARB want to charge $300 to install it. I'm wondering if anyone: - Has ever done their own Sprint Canopy install? - Knows how to do it? - Wants to do another one? OR - Knows a...
  12. Epic Drives WA

    My attempt at DIY oil and filter change.

    A quick DIY service on my 2012 Hilux SR (3.0 diesel D4D engine.) With my service overdue by over a thousand kms I took my 4x4 over to my brother Matt to teach me how to do an oil change and replace the oil and fuel filters pre road trip Do you do your own oil and filter changes? It's definitely...
  13. T

    LN130 Surf Window Issue

    Hello, new here. I just am after some information regarding my LN130 1992 Surf. The front drivers side window is not winding down. After doing some hunting around I have seen it generally is an issue with the window regulator. I found a replacement set here...
  14. C

    Mintbush Trail and Wombat Flat Road

    Hi guys and girls, I was thinking of planning a day trip from Sydney in the Yalwal area to complete the Mintbush and Wombat Flat Road tracks before having lunch at Danjera Dam. Would these tracks be possible in a relatively stock 2016 Hilux with AT's and a brand new Jimny with AT's also? I've...
  15. Epic Drives WA

    4 Wheeling with Wild Touring (Part 1.)

    Finally a collaboration video! I caught up with old mate Cam from Wild Touring and headed out the back of Pinjarra for a day of 4 wheeling. Cam drives a modified D-MAX that puts my stock Hilux to shame! This guy was on a mission to tackle a technical hill climb that had defeated him on his last...
  16. Epic Drives WA

    Bogged, beaten and bruised! Western Australia's Wandoo National Park.

    This 4WD trip was not easy... Sometimes the simplest things can be tough! A combination of issues made this day trip a three day expedition. I knew i could easily give up at any point but some things need finishing and this track was one of those "things." The crazy thing is, I've driven...
  17. Rackers03

    Thoughts on a 1993 single cab Hilux

    G'day all, I've been looking around for cars for a while, and found a decent one. This one is a 1993 Hilux with the 2.8 non-turbo diesel (yes, I know they're slow and I won't turbo it) and 5-speed manual. It's got 318,000K's and i know these things are bulletproof so the K's don't matter too...
  18. Rackers03

    2000 Hilux 3.0L 5L engine reliability/lifetime

    Hi all, Found a 2000 dual cab hilux I'm looking to buy. It's got a TJM bullbar, 9000 pound Warn Winch, lightbar, 31 inch muddies, long range fuel tank, UHF, side steps and snorkel. It's got the 3 litre (5L) engine and I know it's no powerhouse but it's perfect for me. All looks good it's just...
  19. Bingle


    Hi all Just getting on to 4wding... a country boy from England, have been in Sydney city for 15 years and looking at exploring this great country. Just got a new hilux and look forward to any tips and connecting with people. Also need some advice if anyone has fitted a winch to a rugged x...
  20. JOGGIN

    Victorian high county 5day trip

    Hi guys, Just planning a trip into the Victorian high county this Easter holiday and need some help planning. So I'm relying on your experience and knowledge to help me out here. We want to spend 5 days there seeing as much as we can and trying as much 4wd tracks as we can. We will be self...